Bought for £7.2m from Swansea over the summer, Lukasz Fabianski’s first four games in the Premier League for West Ham haven’t exactly gone to plan.
Conceding 10 goals, the 33-year-old has struggled to keep a clean sheet, but it isn’t entirely his fault, with a leaky defence in front of him hardly helping.
Despite the difficult start to the season under Manuel Pellegrini, the Poland international is happy with how things are going at the club.
Speaking to Onet Sport in his home country, he said: “The team’s result is the most important, but I feel good at West Ham. My first performances were at the right level, but the downside is that the squad remains without a win”.
One aspect of his game that was apparent in Poland’s game against Italy was the amount of times Fabianski received the ball at his feet, which also happens regularly at West Ham, where he’s attempted 88 passes.
He said: “The coach has stressed strongly that he wants our football to be played out from the goalkeeper. The beginning of the work is promising. I like to play with my feet, I enjoy it. It’s also an element in which you have to be very responsible.”
Prior to his move to West Ham, Fabianski spent seven years at Arsenal between 2007-14 following a £3.92m transfer from Legia Warsaw.
During his time at the Emirates, he featured 78 times, compared to the 150 appearances he accumulated for the Swans as their indisputable starter in just four years.